I’m always amazed when I come across vintage electrical goods that are still going strong – at first I’m amazed at how beautiful they are compared to their modern counterparts, and then my mind boggles at the fact they they’re still working after so many years on the job! I don’t think too many of the appliances made today will still be operational in fifty years time, do you? Obviously technology and designs have progressed over the years, and these days we wouldn’t dream of having a toaster where you have to actually do a bit of PT (you have to get up and flip your toast with this art deco Siemens toaster, otherwise you’ll be having a bread/toast combo for breakfast), but there are some advantages to this ‘old school’ design: you can fit buns (chelsea buns!!) into the flips, which wouldn’t fit into a standard toaster – worth the extra effort for a hot tasty chelsea bun? Right now my hungry tummy is shouting “Yes!!”
Note: The toaster is in excellent condition for its years, but on the one side the bakelite handles have cracked (see second to last pic). It’s not something that’s terribly noticeable though – I only saw the damage for the first time when I was photographing the toaster.
Dimensions: 18cm tall x 18cm wide x 12cm deep